Yearly Archives: 2017

Is Using Kotlin Today a Risky Move?

Recently, a blog post entitled “The Case Against Kotlin” was published on Medium. The title could have been more descriptive, and I appreciate that it doesn’t tout Kotlin as rainbows and unicorns, but it did bring up a few points

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Android Things with Raspberry Pi: Workshop Basics Part 5 (Small Displays with the ssd1306)

In our last post we looked at using the temperature sensor, but what if we want to display that data? We could display it on a attached hi resolution screen, but, what if we are using a SOM that doesn’t have

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Android Things with Raspberry Pi: Workshop Basics Part 4 (Measuring Temperature and Pressure)

Continuing our Android Things series, let’s learn how to use a sensor. If you look at the driver samples you’ll see samples for the BMX280. The BMX280 is a temperature/pressure sensor that is manufactured by Bosch. It consists of two models.

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Android Things with Raspberry Pi: Workshop Basics Part 3 (Common Issues)

In our previous posts, we learned the basics and added a little bling to Hello World. However, when you’re working with hardware, you can run into problems you might not be expecting when working on software. Here are some things we’ve learned

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Android Things with Raspberry Pi: Workshop Basics Part 2 (The Internet of Bling with the APA 102)

In the previous post, we talked about the basics of getting Android Things running on a device and connecting to it on a Pi. Now that it’s working, let’s do the traditional “Hello World” with some lights. We could use

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Android Things with Raspberry Pi: Workshop Basics Part I (Connecting to the Network)

Around the beginning of 2017, Google introduced an IoT platform called Android Things, which makes it easy for Android developers to develop IoT applications. Given Polyglot Programming’s interest in both IoT and Android, we were very early adopters of this

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